Can Alesis DM6 Nitro Drumkit run on a computer UPS for atleast 2 hours?

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Hello Drummers:

Due to sound complains in my building, I am planning to play my Alesis DM6 Nitro drumkit in the parking lot. But there is no power outlet there.

I am looking for a cheap power source (less than 50 bucks) to power my drumkit for atleast 2 hours. Can I use a UPS usually used to provide power backup to a computer or wifi router?

I am planning to buy this:

please suggest, thanks

(i tried to do the power calculations, but Wattage of DM6 nitro is not given on the manual)
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There should be a rating on the power supply transformer for the DM6... I used to use an Alesis DM6 USB Kit. If I remember correctly (I may not) the transformer was a small low drain one. However; If I was to guide you on a UPS ... I suspect I would recommend something with a tad more umph to it! Something along the lines of at least a 550 slg which they sell for about $52.00... or better yet something with 750 VA to keep you running for a few hours - maybe 4+ if the module is the only item plugged into it! Just remember you will have to recharge the UPS every time you use it for a few hours! you should be able to come into your price range on either Ebay or Amazon at a unit pushing 450 - 550 VA Another route I have used is to purchase a 450 - 750 VA unit on Ebay ... without the battery! This greatly reduces cost, especially a used one, lower shipping too! What is the point? The batteries for those units usually top out at about $22.00 including shipping! You can get a fairly high end unit for your purposes - well under $50.00 Good Luck Shopping!
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The cheapest way to accomplish your needs happens to be the easiest way. I plan to do this with my samplepad pro. Simply build a battery pack for your DM6.
It can use disposeable or rechargeable batteries.
I am a technician with 40 years of experience and I will be happy to assist you in this endeavor. But to answer your question,my research on the DM6 power requirements indicates the DM6 uses 7.8 watts. The usage graph for the UPS that your link is for shows that the UPS will sustain 10 watts tor 3 hours so the answer to your question is YES.